During the 19th century, a lot of indian workers were brought by the english to the Carribean to work, often to replace the slaves that had been set free. In Surinam , more than the third of the population is of Indian descent. The cultural result is a strong influence from the different peoples from India in the "West Indies", and it is as true in music than in food or religion. The blending of afro-caribbean and indian music in this area is known as "Chutney" and socca has undoubtly been a favorite rhythm in the process. So here is a Surinamese selection which includes a lot of Chutney, a few latin ones, some straight socca, one spouge and heavy kasekos. Spouge is a lovely musical genre which can be related to rock steady, really soulfull and groovy. Kaseko which name litterally means "casse le cou" (breaks the neck) is based on an heavy rolling biguine rhythm on drums, with rum infused brassband ! Enjoy!